Skip to comments.NOAA's Catch Shares Fisheries Debacle (attacks on food supplies ramp up)
Posted on 12/27/2010 6:12:57 PM PST by Ron C.
Barrack Obama came to office with an agenda to fundamentally change America. An element of his agenda is a plan, known as catch shares, to restructure the nation's fishing industry. The author of his plan is Dr. Jane Lubchenco, the environmentalist rock star and former vice chairperson of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). When it comes to the oceans, the protection of fish, and the punishment of the evil fishermen, Dr. Lubchenco is as extreme as Obama's former green jobs czar, Van Jones.
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I sometimes am!
I assume your referring to The Wildlands Project goal of 50% of the land off limits to human use.
What else is new?
There are those who get themselves appointed as fishery "business" side representatives, who then, while being pressured with various fishery effort reduction schemes (usually including some mention or threat of total prohibition as to areas, or gear type) will be slowly arm-twisted into "agreeing" with either partial closures, as occurred in regards to bottom trawling on portions of the Santa Lucia Bank (and some other adjacent areas).
They are often allowed to gain for themselves, by way of attached stipulations to the 'deal', rules favorable to themselves, yet at the expense of other fisherman, in the exchange.
In actuality, what was "given up" on the Southern portion of the Santa Lucia wasn't trawled much anyway, save at the edges of that zone. Much of it was guaranteed net-shredding, if not complete and total, kiss-your $20,000 rig of bottom net and trawl doors GOODBYE, because you might just leave it there permanently. But don't worry folks, lost trawl nets don't continue to fish, or "ghostfish" as it is called.
Monofilament gillnets can "ghost fish" if lost. Twisted filament nylon gillnets, can ghost, but usually will collapse, and just lay on the bottom. I know this, because I have caught or snagged "lost" fishing gear.
Getting back to the push for IFQ's;
One of the things you won't see in the news is how they pit fisherman against fisherman, even on smaller scale, State fisheries management levels.
That exact type of arm twisting is occurring now (or is it already a done deal?) in regards to proposed "allocation" for Dungness crab in California, with a few fishermen doing a bit or self-centered arm twisting, themselves. I could name names, but I won't.
To heck with it. I will name names. Vince Doyle, F/V Verna Jean. Total $#@!&%@# (string of expletives not mentionable in polite company or on FR) Presently homeported in Ft. Bragg, I think.
If you see him, be sure to tell him he has many adoring fans!
Huh? Buddy, it is the Central-East portion of this nation that has ALWAYS been called, the “nation's breadbasket”.
How many loaves of bread do you get from an orange grove?
FUBO and the Goat you humped in on. I’ll fish when I want, and deal with it if caught. The Coast Guard, Marine Patrol and LEO here all hate the goat humper. I doubt they will enforce it.
Ummm, that would be Sherry Lewis and Lamb Chop.
Too mucho Sherry
Knew that already. The MMPA is just as much of a problem. For example, NMFS has defined an "Optimal Sustainable Population" of pinnipeds as one that consumes the entire food supply. Of course, that means an extinct supply of fish. It is of course an unsustainably-sustainable attainment standard, one that will keep them in control forever.
Maybe it is time to just ignore the BS and do what the hell we want anyway. They are crazy people.
The US government must be purged of these insane fanatics.
The Government killed the commercial fishing industry in the 80s under Reagan. What was left has struggled on, and now it is time for the sad remainder to go.
BTW, only commercial fishermen are truly evil, sport fishermen are the salt of the earth... /s
All your fish come from Asia...
If you watch the first or second season of “Deadliest Catch”, you will see this transition taking place.
Neither party has treated fisheries well. One slaps commercial fisheries in the face, the other holds out false promises.
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Else, he was refering to the Human Extinction Movement...
We had a couple like him up in Washington State in the 90s - they wormed their way onto the Puget Sound Gillnetters Assoc. Board (which had a minor say in salmon allocation for 50 years).
When they got done, the PSGA was ruined, and they went on to be the spokes people for the former industry they destroyed. Their great hope was that they could get all the salmon divided amongst their group, cutting out the majority of other gillnetters.
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